Live Music

Dance and be merry!

Live musical performances are a key component of the Fall Fest activities. Local performers will ‘pop up’ to serenade you all throughout the long weekend, with live shows taking place on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings of the festival. Let talented performers from the region get your toes tapping and your heart pounding, in a lively and intimate environment.


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Daniel Payne

Daniel Payne

Gary Green

Gary Green

Eric West and friends

Eric West and friends

2018 Musical Shows & Performers

Opening Concert Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:30 pm

Women of Gros Morne -Shallow Bay Motel

Shirley Montague - Norris Point

Originally from Labrador, and having resided in Norris Point/Gros Morne for most of her life, it is no wonder that  Shirley’s writings are filled with nature’s imagery.  Through recordings and  performances, she has reached into the hearts and homes of many. 

Shirley has a unique guitar style and her voice  is often compared to that of Emmylou Harris.  She also takes pleasure in playing fiddle when the opportunity presents itself. 

 Shirley is the founder of the annual Trails Tales Tunes Festival and she continues to be  very involved in the growing arts and culture scene in the Gros Morne region.  She still makes time for performing, and particularly enjoys making music with others.

Stephanie Payne - Cow Head

Stephanie is from Cow Head and lives here with her partner and three beautiful children.  Stephanie was lucky to be born into very artistically and musically talented families. (The Paynes from Cow Head and the Fowlers from Capstan Island in Southern Labrador) . Stephanie directs and performs with the Gros Morne Theatre Festival during the summer  and substitute teaches for the remainder of the year.

Angie Payne




Friday, September 28, 2018 8:30 pm

Shallow Bay Motel

Featuring Geraldine Hollett, Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale

Newfoundland has a storied history of stunning songwriters, poets, and players. Over the course of the last decade The Once have writ and knit themselves into that story.

Join us for an evening on incredible music and song!


“THE ONCE get 3 of 4 stars in Canada’s Globe and Mail
Just as the sea refuses no river, the Once turns back no listeners. These three Newfoundlanders gracefully and evocatively offer gem-like maritime music – foot-stomping shanties, heart-rendering ballads, salt-aired interpretations (of Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen tunes) and a cappella three-part harmonies thicker than Mama Cass’s midriff. The drinkable Geraldine Hollett is the pure-voiced starlet, riveting on the soloed Marguerite. Something singular is happening here, you bet.”


Jim Payne & Fergus O’Byrne with Daniel Payne

Concert Saturday, September 29 at The Warehouse Theatre 8:30 pm

Two of Newfoundland’s most respected performers combine instrumental prowess and humorous repartee to cover a broad spectrum of Newfoundland folk culture, including songs, stories and dance tunes. Their repertoire includes rousing sea shanties and work songs, poignant ballads, comic ditties, folk tales and recitations, along with toe-tapping jigs, reels, and polkas on a variety of instruments.

....strong voices.... rollicking sea shanties.... major local talent.
— Kelly Davis, Clarenville Packet, NL




Daniel Payne

Our very own Daniel Payne will be joining us throughout the weekend at concerts and various venues.

Well known for his traditional Newfoundland music, Daniel comes from a long line of fiddle and accordion players from Cow Head. A multi-instrumentalist who has performed throughout North America, Australia and Europe, Daniel is a recipient of the Newfoundland and Labrador arts Council Emerging Artist Award and played leading role in the Newfoundland-Ireland production of the TV miniseries Random Passage – a portrayal of life in early Newfoundland. In 2004, Daniel started DOP Productions, which has released  an album of accordion music entitled The Four Stops, two-button accordion instructional DVD’s, his first solo album entitled Chain, and Live in Sally’s Cove and Winterside.


The Misfits

The Misfits are local musicians Rick Biggin, Calvin Payne, Luke Payne, Kevin Bennett and Obediah Payne.

Fiddle, accordion and guitars belt out our traditional Newfoundland tunes.

The ‘boys’ will be popping up everywhere over the duration of the festival.


Storyteller - Gary Green


Gary is an author and storyteller who have been telling stories to young and old alike in a variety of settings from campfires to theatres for many years. Gary has told tales of the sea to passengers aboard the schooner J&B operating out of St. John’s, NL and briefly Halifax, NS. He has performed at the Cape St. Mary’s Performance Series, the Kittiwake Dance Theatre, the Norseman Dinner Theatre, the St. John’s Storytelling Festival, CBC radio, and network television as part of the series Legends and Lore of the North Atlantic. He is a regular performer at the St. John’s Storytelling Circle. Gary is also on the Board of Directors for The St. John’s Storytelling Festival


Gospel Concert 

Sunday, September 30 at the St. Mary’s Anglican Church

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: by donation